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The boundaries of the firm : critiques, strategies, and policies

Author: Neil M Kay
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the nature of the firm? What are the competitive implications of large firm mergers and alliances for government policy? This book shows how these questions are closely interrelated and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil M Kay
ISBN: 031222043X 9780312220433 0333719018 9780333719015
OCLC Number: 39756548
Description: xvi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Figures and Tables --
Critiques --
Industrial structure, rivalry and innovation: theory and evidence --
The Schumpeterian tradition --
Product-market structure, capital-market efficiency and co-operative agreements --
Innovation, transaction cost and property-right problems --
Innovation, internet markets and the M-form --
What is left of the Schumpeterian Hypothesis? --
Empirical analysis, market structure and innovative activity --
Theoretical development and policy formulation --
How economists can accept Shackle's critique of economic doctrine without arguing themselves out of their jobs --
Predictability and policy formation --
Surprise, uncertainty and emergence --
Scenario writing with Keynesian uncertainty --
Organisational strategies for coping with surprise and uncertainty --
Anticipating surprise --
Cognitive and strategic barriers to kaleidic thoughts and actions --
Markets, false hierarchies and the evolution of the modern corporation --
The transaction-cost approach --
Transaction and hierarchy in Williamson's approach --
Some conceptual limitations of Williamson's transaction-cost economics --
The conglomerate, the M-form and multinational enterprise --
The economics of trust: a review of Studies in the Economics of Trust by mark Casson --
What is trust? --
Trust and efficiency --
Levels of trust --
Trust, culture and leadership --
Last words --
Strategies --
The RandD function: corporate strategy and structure --
The characteristics of RandD activity --
The four characteristics and RandD behaviour.
Responsibility: Neil M. Kay.
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